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Rita Ora on track for debut Number 1 album

29/08/2012

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Rita Ora on track for debut Number 1 album

By Lauren Kreisler

With three Number 1 singles to her name already this year, Rita Ora now looks set to better this hat trick by adding a Number 1 debut album to her musical CV on Sunday, according to today's Official Albums Chart Update.

The London-based star’s full-length debut, ORA, features Number 1 singles Hot Right Now (with DJ Fresh), R.I.P featuring Tinie Tempah, and her most recent chart topper How We Do (Party). Rita drafted in a selection of top flight producers on the album including Will.I.Am, Kanye West and Drake, Stargate, among others.

OfficialCharts.com caught up with the London-based singer/songwriter yesterday, Rita said: “I worked so hard on this album, and then you let it go and don’t have any control over it. So it’s a bit scary, but I’m excited! I just wanna say thank you to all my amazing fans, and I hope I make you feel good listening to my music!”

Rita has also been busy recently starring as a guest judge on this year’s X Factor. On Saturday night’s show chimney sweep Kye Sone wowed Rita as he auditioned with an original Rita / Swedish House Mafia mash up. After the show Kye told X FactorRita Ora looked beautiful as ever on the TV. I should take her out for dinner to thank her for all the nice things she said about me.”

OfficialCharts.com floated the dinner date idea with Rita… “I was so honoured when he sang R.I.P, and I was really shocked and shaking because I was so flattered, no-one’s ever done that for me before, especially not in front of so many people. But I think Kye doesn’t have time to go to dinner right now, I think he’s got a lot of work to do! Naughty, Kye, naughty!”

Watch full interview below:

New entries and high climbers

A total of seven new entries make up today’s Official Albums Chart Update, led by Rita Ora’s ORA (1), Elbow’s B-sides compilation album Dead In The Boot (2) is the second highest new entry, while Icelandic indie-folksters Of Monsters & Men enter in third place with debut album My Head Is An Animal. Canadian star Alanis Morissette’s Havoc And Bright Lights is new at Number 8, followed by Noisette’s Contact (27), Slaughterhouse’s Welcome To Our House (30), and Robert Cray Band’s Nothing But Love (40) completes the Top 40 new entries.

The week’s highest album climbers come courtesy of Lucy Spraggan’s Top Room At The Zoo, up 120 places to Number 7, and Twin Atlantic’s Free, up 85 places to 38.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 ORA RITA ORA
02 DEAD IN THE BOOT ELBOW
03 MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL OF MONSTERS & MEN
04 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
05 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
06 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS
07 TOP ROOM AT THE ZOO LUCY SPRAGGAN
08 HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS ALANIS MORISSETTE
09 + ED SHEERAN
10 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
11 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
12 SOME NIGHTS FUN
13 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
14 GREATEST HITS FOO FIGHTERS
15 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
16 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
17 FOUR BLOC PARTY
18 21 ADELE
19 LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AMY MACDONALD
20 1 JULIO IGLESIAS
21 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
22 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
23 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
24 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
25 HOT CAKES DARKNESS
26 DEVOTION JESSIE WARE
27 CONTACT NOISETTES
28 NEED YOU NOW LADY ANTEBELLUM
29 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
30 WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
31 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
32 TOTAL MADNESS MADNESS
33 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
34 TOURIST HISTORY TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
35 THE SELDOM SEEN KID ELBOW
36 STRANGELAND KEANE
37 BELIEVE JUSTIN BIEBER
38 FREE TWIN ATLANTIC
39 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
40 NOTHIN BUT LOVE ROBERT CRAY BAND

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